Governor Akeredolu has imposed 24-hour curfew in Ondo.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Igbara Oke community in Ifedore local government area.
This was followed by violent protest by some youths of the community who were protesting the outcome of the re-run councillorship election, which was won by Kehinde Lawal of the All Progressives Congress(APC).
A leader of the protesters, Francis Ayeni said the protest was to reject imposition of what he termed as ‘alien’ as councillor representing the community.
He alleged that Lawal hails from Oyo State.
An elder of the community, who spoke under anonymity, said Lawal won the election and was declared winner.
He said it was surprising that the protest turned violent saying the youths destroyed some vehicles and vandalised some buildings.
Security was said to have been beefed up around the community.
Meanwhile, in a statement by Chief Press Secretary to Governor Akeredolu, Richard Olatunde, Governor Akeredolu said the curfew order was with immediate effect.
He said: “This is sequel to the violent dimension of what was initially considered a peaceful protest in the town following the outcome of a Councillorship bye-election.
“All security agencies are urged to enforce to the letters, this order. In the same vein, Traditional Rulers, Opinion Leaders and all persons of goodwill are enjoined to rein in their wards as non-compliance with this curfew order shall not be tolerated.”
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